I understand this, but, as the following video demonstrates, teammates rushing the field before the winning run crosses the plate is as old as baseball itself.The only thing that bothered me on the replays was the Sox streaming onto the field while the ball was still in play. It wasn't a walk off bomb or a play like 2004 ALCS G5 where the outfielder conceded the run. I don't like it.....stay off the damn field until the ball is no longer in play. In this case with Meadows throwing home, that moment was not until Santana crossed the plate.
(The walk off single from the 1924 World Series begins around the 1:45 mark.)